Passion & Pain Go Hand in Glove

Hello, it’s me!, (thanks Todd), GirlieOnTheEdge and this is a late night editional entry for Ivywalker’s Six Sentence Story! Since it’s so very, very late I will keep words to a minimum however I can’t help wondering: am I simply long in the tooth?

I walked into the small room, lights a little too bright, it was a bit too clinical for me. Why did I think it would be larger?

He was standing off to the side and I caught his profile, tall, dark….was that a tan in December?

Turning, he bids me welcome, disarming me with a smile too bright to be real, and asks, “how long has it been?”

Fighting an uneasiness rising in my belly, I stared him right in the eyes and said “I’m only here because it hurts, hurts so bad, I just had to see you”.

Understanding and empathy oozed from his pores as he gently guided me to the chair telling me quietly, “here, lie back and relax, I’ll be gentle…there’s never been a toothache I haven’t been able to cure”.




  1. ivywalker · December 3, 2015

    Awesome!!!was that a tan in December??? Classic!!! You have til tuesday btw…so youre actually pretty early!


  2. dyannedillon · December 3, 2015

    This is a true horror story! I thought maybe she was at the ob/gyn’s office! Going to the dentist is even worse than that.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 3, 2015

      I know! I’d much rather go to the ob/gyn any day LOL
      But alas, I need to make an appt. real soon 😦


      • ivywalker · December 4, 2015

        I love my dentist!i would go there over any of my other docs. You guys want his name? The commute may be worth it!


        • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 4, 2015

          Oh man Ivy. I’m jealous! I would almost consider it LOL
          I don’t know that I’ve ever heard anyone say they “love” their dentist 😀


  3. luckyjc007 · December 3, 2015

    Wow! Where does this dentist practice? 🙂 Wonderful post!


  4. Josie Two Shoes · December 3, 2015

    You’ve captured the horrors of dental visits in just six sentences. I avoid it until I simply have no other option to alleviate pain or repair damage. Why does it have to be such an intimidating process. I’ve had a dentist just like this, and he made me nervous despite his kind demeanor!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 4, 2015

      Thanks Josie! Me too and now I’m at the point I have no choice…have to make that appt. 😦
      If only looks could ease the fear lol


  5. oldegg · December 4, 2015

    I love the inference that he makes a fortune from sorting out your pain, which explains the tan in December. Luckily I have found a great dentist and yes I go for a check up regularly but she still charges the earth.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 4, 2015

      They don’t fool anyone do they 🙂
      To find that special, painless dentist…I would pay almost anything for that kind of dentist. Glad you found a good one!


  6. plaguedparents · December 4, 2015

    A true horror story, I hate going to the dentist!


  7. valj2750 · December 4, 2015

    Ha, Denise. Fantastic and funny. Of course, the dentist would have a too bright smile.


  8. Pat B · December 5, 2015

    Loved this! We have a great dentist, so I fortunately do not have the fears she had. The build up to final sentence certainly drew me in.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · December 5, 2015

      Thank you Pat. You are lucky. I’m going on the recommendation of a co-worker. Time will tell very soon 😀
      Good to know. I find this 6 sentence stuff quite the challenge!


  9. Bastet · December 8, 2015

    I like how you used the double meaning of lie here … the understood implicite lie of the dentist … and “here, lie back and relax, I’ll be gentle…” Splendid write too.


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